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A Word from the Head

It is hard to believe that we are now two thirds of the way through another school year.


This has been a busy and eventful term. It certainly feels that school is getting more “back to normal”: we have resumed our regular start times, and many different learning groups arehappening through school. We have enjoyed meeting visitors again for our learning events in school, and groups are able to head out for swimming, gymnastics and sports.


At the same time, with the virus still prevalent in Penrith we have had to be cautious. January began with high numbers of infection in the community, and as these local rates dropped, the rates in primary schools only increased. We had a peak of 21 positive  cases in mid-March, but thanks to the support of all in our school community we have done really well to limit any further spread, and to avoid and class or school closures.


Thank you for the support of everyone in our community: parents, carers, governors and children. Thank you to those families who have again had to isolate and care for their children at home after positive tests – and thank you for the hard work of all staff who have shown tremendous commitment and positivity in anxious times.


We can now look forward to an exciting summer. As the weather improves, we hope for lower infection rates and better times. We will really enjoy building on our learning together and we will be celebrating North Lakes School turning 50 this year. Have a good Easter holiday, and we will see you next term!